I just finished watching this for our first Permies Movie Night
. That looks like it would be a very cool place to explore. I was struck by the attitudes toward the gorse as invasive, and how the fellow in the movie suggested it's role was that of a nurse plant helping to transform grassland into forest. It made me think of a plant that grows around me, autumn olive or autumn berry, that most here view as an evil invasive. Like the gorse it too can take over, esp. in open, degraded land. Also like the gorse it is a nitrogen fixer. While I don't know for sure, I suspect the autumn olive if left alone would probably help create an ecosystem to nurse other later succession trees that would eventually grow taller and shade out the autumn olive. I say this because while I see it a lot in open fields and edge zones I don't really ever see it in forests.
I also enjoyed how the fellow doesn't have a cell phone! A man after my own heart. Personally I wish I could get rid of my land line too.